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  1. Further weight if it were needed…. Michael Brown talking about the effects on squad-player psychology on not signing anyone in January Transfer window: 'Some players will be thinking their club is doomed' Michael Brown Former Manchester City midfielder for BBC Sport Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images Not signing a player in a transfer window can leave players thinking "we are doomed", says former Fulham and Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown. With only a few hours left in the transfer window, he argues that making no moves can have a detrimental impact. "There could be some dressing rooms watching everyone else making late moves and wondering whether they have enough," he told BBC Sport. "Or they will be asking, 'Why does nobody want to come to us? Why have we not bought anyone?' "You can see the gaps in your team, you see you have been linked with 10 people and it can be really demoralising." …and selling Buendia at the point of promotion? Parma
  2. Posted just now My ‘good politics’ point vid small shareholders involved Attanasio deliberately making a small purchase somewhere along the road at quite a high rate. I would expect this to be an unwritten gentleman’s agreement between him and Delia, suiting both. It would ensure that the large swathes of fan share owners get an attractive premium, acting as a PR sweetener, despite this being virtually irrelevant in the grander sweep of scale share buying. £100 looks a nice figure, perhaps even up to £150, it really wouldn’t cost much in context. The reported £3m for Foulger’s shares is more concerning, in the sense that it benchmarks ‘big lumps’ at a low ceiling, which to me is indicative of new money squeezing old money that can’t afford to put petrol in the Ferrari, plus somewhat negating an claim to equity gain. This can be presented as ‘fair’ and ‘worth what someone will pay for it’ though in reality it is carcass-picking and paying forward the equity gain to the next sale (which will then only go into Attanasio’s pocket). In some ways no-one will see the ‘loss’ they made. Did the Glazers create all of the value in Manchester United post buyout? Or did they buy it very cheap? (and not even with their own money of course) If they bought it far too cheap, then previous shareholders ‘lost value’ If shareholders are lovely, kind, decent and promised to ‘never profit’ from the company, might they be vulnerable to such a scenario? Parma @Petriix @GMF @PurpleCanary @shefcanary @BigFish @essex canary
  3. My ‘good politics’ point vid small shareholders involved Attanasio deliberately making a small purchase somewhere along the road at quite a high rate. I would expect this to be an unwritten gentleman’s agreement between him and Delia, suiting both. It would ensure that the large swathes of fan share owners get an attractive premium, acting as a PR sweetener, despite this being virtually irrelevant in the grander sweep of scale share buying. £100 looks a nice figure, perhaps even up to £150, it really wouldn’t cost much in context. The reported £3m for Foulger’s shares is more concerning, in the sense that it benchmarks ‘big lumps’ at a low ceiling, which to me is indicative of new money squeezing old money that can’t afford to put petrol in the Ferrari, plus somewhat negating a claim to equity gain. This can be presented as ‘fair’ and ‘worth what someone will pay for it’ though in reality it is carcass-picking and paying forward the equity gain to the next sale (which will then only go into Attanasio’s pocket). In some ways no-one will see the ‘loss’ they made. Did the Glazers create all of the value in Manchester United post buyout? Or did they buy it very cheap? (and not even with their own money of course) If they bought it far too cheap, then previous shareholders ‘lost value’ If shareholders are lovely, kind, decent and promised to ‘never profit’ from the company, might they be vulnerable to such a scenario? Parma @Petriix @GMF @PurpleCanary @shefcanary @BigFish @essex canary
  4. I would now expect smaller shareholders to get a sweetheart return. Good politics. The terms of ‘exceptional circumstances’ for the next sale will be - I predict - just vague enough to allow de-facto ‘anyone I choose at any point I choose’. Though the language - superficially - will be as far from that as it can plausibly be. At that point the equity gain will become clear to all. Delia will have a free conscience and Attanasio will have had a pleasing contextually free-hit with a far fatter upside than was ever necessary. Though none will (want to) believe that now. Parma
  5. ..and how much of the equity gain rolls over?…who benefits?…who cashes in on the next sale?…..is the re-financing also another form of de-facto equity gain? My fear was always that Delia and Michael - out of fear of breaking the promise not to ‘profiteer’ from their ownership - simply hand the gain to somebody smiling, plausible and messianic…. Is the sporting and financial wheel come full circle again? Parma
  6. In bocca al lupo @Hammond1612…. e tutti i voi belli PUPetti A tricky week with not much really triggering the algorithm… …lucky we have a couple of bright boys on the case.. Think a trip to Turkey not bad for: Fomget GSK W vs Konak Bel W - Home win As for my PIC @PurpleCanary’s BTTS bet, quite like: Coventry vs Huddersfield Vai ragazzi! Parma
  7. Absolutely magnificent @NFN FC… An historic day for the Pups!!!…. Parma
  8. The odds suggest you should cash out. However the times where you can make £850 on the toss of a coin are very rare. The logical thing to do is take the payout, though the PUPs is eternal, like football itself. The occasional wonderful highs sustain the lows. and we roll on to next week regardless. What an opportunity…. I’m with @KiwiScot…let’s Lambert and let it roll Parma
  9. Think we’ll switch to: Reading W vs Manchester United Women - Away win Thanks @KiwiScot Parma
  10. In bocca al lupo @NFN FC……e tutti i voi belli PUPetti A lovely trip to sunny Berkshire this week for: Reading W vs Manchester United W - away win As for @NWC ‘s Norwich bet, I see no reason not to continue with an ultra-positive approach as feelings are good currently, so let’s have a juicy quadcast of: Norwich to win, BTTS no, Pukki to score, more than 2.5 goals Parma
  11. Lack of wingers???!?????!!?? Tzolis, Rashica, Placheta, Hernandez… ..not to mention Rowe, Cantwell, Springett, Sargent… ..shall we spend some more millions on the least desirable role in modern football??… Parma
  12. …Because your honour, playing permanently for Leeds in the Premier League is a very different sporting, financial and future security proposition to playing temporarily at a lower level in a different sporting environment at Bournemouth. A players career is short, beset by difficulties, injuries and loss of form. A player’s - and his agent’s job - is to maximise those moments when demand is high. They may not come again. The sport is littered with such examples. The opportunity horse had bolted. The prosecution’s client left the gate open. Parma rests.
  13. Keep it simple. Make it about the actions rather than words. Do-do-do Omobamidele.. Do-do-do chain across the four Do-do-do make the party stronger Do-do-do one more time for sure … Repeat. Forever. Parma
  14. Indeed. When he was hot - and he was - his agent pushed for him to leave. There was interest. Talk of Leeds willing to go to £15m. We wanted more. Webber didn’t like the way his agent acted. Perhaps there was an element of making an example of his agent-him to strengthen the club’s hand in other negotiations (as they saw it). Many in football thought his agent was right. That that was his ‘hot’ moment. As things stand you have to say the agent was right (not a phrase you hear widely in football). Parma Let’s imagine the agent was right. You work your whole life for your big opportunity. You are ‘denied’ it. You are afraid your agent was right. You might never get that opportunity again. You might never hit those heights again. You might feel your game in-between-the-lines, popping up in awkward 3/4 spaces, striking off either foot, ‘ghosting’ into areas, is better suited to the higher levels of the game (given a chance). You might feel that your team - minus Buendia and Skipp - is on the slide. That the Championship doesn’t suit you that well. You might of course be wrong about all that. You shouldn’t think that that is your only opportunity. That your best future has been taken from you. You shouldn’t feel like that. But we’re all human aren’t we? And it isn’t that wrong is it? Parma @Petriix @ricardo @PurpleCanary
  15. Actually think that’s very good - and doable Parma
  16. Posted Saturday at 11:11 Indeed. When he was hot - and he was - his agent pushed for him to leave. There was interest. Talk of Leeds willing to go to £15m. We wanted more. Webber didn’t like the way his agent acted. Perhaps there was an element of making an example of his agent-him to strengthen the club’s hand in other negotiations (as they saw it). Many in football thought his agent was right. That that was his ‘hot’ moment. As things stand you have to say the agent was right (not a phrase you hear widely in football). Parma
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